knitting

I’ve been sewing and knitting again and have added two new basics to my wardrobe. The skirt is made from green twill and McCall’s 7032. The sweater vest is a sports vest made from a 40s pattern in A Stitch in Time Vol. 2. It was quite fun to knit up. I also opted to [...]

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I know we’re  mostly supposed to just post about sewing here on We Sew Retro, but I have seen a few gorgeous knitting projects pop up from time to time and I’m so proud of the first knitted garment I’ve ever made, that I couldn’t help but post it here. While we’re only one month [...]

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I can’t believe how much time I spent on this sweater! At some point during knitting, I had good hopes of finishing it before Christmas… This is the second real garment I’ve made on my old knitting machine. Again, it’s based on a pattern from the 1950′s (1957, to be precise) and this one was [...]

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I know it’s not technically sewing, but I thought some of you might like to see my finished 1940′s victory jumper… The pattern is Patons 876, and was really enjoyable to knit!                                 ‘Victory’ clothing was worn either before the [...]

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Although this is a knitting project, not a sewn one, I thought that it would be of interest to WeSewRetro readers as I know a lot of sewists also knit. This sweater is from a modern book that published a collection of vintage patterns called Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters. This pattern is originally from [...]

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If anyone reads my Blog they quickly figure out I have a soft spot for the 1940s! This jumper took me 5 months to knit, and I hope it’s OK to post here on SewRetro.                                It’s the Bell-Stitch Jumper from Stitchcraft [...]

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Most recently completed project: my Quick-to-Knit Target cardigan, finished as part of a knit-along starting on January 1st. As you can see from this, it is quite quick to knit – at least by my standards! Paired here with my 1940s hand-sewn Simplicity 2624 skirt: and when I say hand-sewn, I mean that every single [...]

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Here are two 1950s patterns I’ve knitted up this year: the droplet bolero and the bias-knit sweater. The bolero was knitted using a re-issued version of the original pattern which had been graded into multiple sizes: normally I would just have knitted the single original size, but here I actually had the luxury of taking [...]

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Sewing is fun but sometimes knitting vintage patterns is fun too! I knit this sweater from a pattern from A Stitch in Time Vol. 2 which is a book full of vintage knitting patterns from the 30s, 40s and 50s that have been rewritten using modern needle sizes, thread sizes and knitting terms. I paired [...]

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My latest retro sewing project is still bogged down in pattern alteration, although I think I’m past the worst of it and can begin doing actual sewing again. Meanwhile . . . some of us knit retro, too.  Honestly, of all of us who knit retro, I probably do it least, but everybody has to [...]

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